Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Starter is going out. Rapid ones. 04' ford Econoline E-150.

Customer Question
Starter is going out. ...

Starter is going out.

Mechanic's Assistant: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?

Rapid ones

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

04' ford Econoline E-150

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Econoline E150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet. Just trying to get it started.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
11/19/2017
Ford Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 7 months ago
Greg
Greg, Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 7,477
Experience: 17 years Shop Owner /Technician. 27 years experience,
Verified
Hi.
If you are getting rapid clicking then this is the starter relay not getting full battery power.
Use a voltmeter and check battery voltage , a good strong battery voltage will have 12.6 volts and when you try to crank the engine the battery voltage should not drop below 11volts . If it does the the relay is going to rapidly click in and off .
If voltage stays strong try another starter relay .
Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me anytime.
Even after accepting the question will stay open for you to get back anytime. Rgds Greg
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Greg Your Own Question
Greg
Greg
Greg, Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 7,477
7,477 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years Shop Owner /Technician. 27 years experience,

Greg is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

25,022 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

28,993 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,556 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
It will just shut off driving and then won't crank back for
It will just shut off driving and then won't crank back for a while … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25,022 satisfied customers
Have 1996 E-150 Econoline Club XLT that had sat unused for a
Have 1996 E-150 Econoline Club XLT that had sat unused for a couple of years. Tried to start after installing new battery, clicked when I tried to start 4-5 times, then caught and started. Ran rough f… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
Well for a few months I was able to drive to the store but
Well for a few months I was able to drive to the store but if I turned it off I wouldn't be able to start it again until lthe next day but this time it won't. I try everyday but it won't start anymore… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
I have a 62 frord econoline pick up with a 250 cubic incch
I have a 62 frord econoline pick up with a 250 cubic incch ford 6 cy. lately the starter has not been disingaging. … read more
Brandon
Brandon
93 satisfied customers
E-150: Working on a 2004 Ford Econoline E-150 Van 2WD with
Working on a 2004 Ford Econoline E-150 Van 2WD with a 4.6 Liter engine that has a P0506 IAC below expected RPM. I'm thinking the Idle Air Control is probably just dirty. What are your thoughts on this… read more
Steve
Steve
Ford tech Specializing in electronics
Associate Degree
1 satisfied customers
94 ford: #3 cylinder on the distributor does not fire...4k rpm
I have a 94 ford lightning. The #3 cylinder on the distributor does not fire. When the shunt is removed it does, but breaks up above 4k rpm. I have replaced the distributor, ECM, cap, rotor, coil and … read more
normanahoyt
normanahoyt
Owner/technician/manager
Bachelor's Degree
367 satisfied customers
2005 Ford: van..blower..troubles with shifting the gears and loss
My 2005 Ford van econoline E 150 sputters,code read po306 cylinder 6 misfire I have replaced coil on number 6 After clearing the codes I have sputtering back and substantial loss of power AC is coming… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2002 E-150: 2004 Ford..swap..E-150 XLT passenger vans..interior
I am buying a used 2004 Ford Econoline 150 to replace my 2002 E-150. I don't like the new style side panels (cloth pockets instead of hard plastic) and new style engine cover (new one cut off at botto… read more
APenland
APenland
Ford Senior Master Technician
Associate in Industrial Management
3,186 satisfied customers
2004 Ford explorer: Turning key..dim..the speedo lights
2004 Ford explorer Turning key,nothing happens tried it with lights on the lights don't dim the only thing that goes out is the speedo lights and the radio light?… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,993 satisfied customers
1989 ford e-150 econoline: wagon..power steering gearbox leaks
1989 ford e-150 econoline club wagon xlt specifications and problem, What is fwd tank capacity, and where do power steering gearbox leaks usually occur? got a leak I just cleaned off the box to try an… read more
EMRSR
EMRSR
High School or GED
138 satisfied customers
1990 ford econoline: 150 that wont start..It makes a click sound..hum
I have a 1990 ford econoline 150 that won't start. It makes a click sound and a little hum but nothing further. The battery checks fine and the power seems ok. Shortly before this happene, it would st… read more
APenland
APenland
Ford Senior Master Technician
Associate in Industrial Management
3,186 satisfied customers
1996 ford econoline: conversion van..headlights and radio work.
I have a 1996 ford econoline 150 waldoch conversion van. When i try to start it nothing hapens just a click. The headlights and radio work. There is a brand new battery (3 months old) the anti theft l… read more
APenland
APenland
Ford Senior Master Technician
Associate in Industrial Management
3,186 satisfied customers
e-150: flasher makes a ticking noise..starter solenoid going bad
i have a 2001 ford econoline e-150 traveler with remote start and my question is just recently it would not start with turning the key but will start with the remote and the flasher makes a ticking no… read more
Mark W
Mark W
Associate Degree
92 satisfied customers
A E150 12 passanger van can you tell me how much wt it can tow? I
I have a E150 12 passanger van can you tell me how much wt it can tow? I am looking to be able to close to 8000lbs… read more
Roadside Jerry
Roadside Jerry
Auto Expert on Just Answer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,659 satisfied customers
1998 ford e-150 econoline: tires are bigger on the 86 rims..wheel-well
i have a 1986 ford e-150 econoline and i was wondering if the custom rims will fit (5 lugz) on my just purchased 1998 ford e-150 econoline... they look the same (except the tires are bigger on the 86 … read more
Brian
Brian
Automotive Service Consultant/Technician
Bachelor Degree
780 satisfied customers
1989 econoline: conversion..fuseable link..celnoid on the firewall
I have and 1989 econoline conversion. It has a direct short on the black and orange wire to the fuseable link coming from the celnoid on the firewall. where does this wire go and how can I trace it to… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,993 satisfied customers
1989 ford econoline: check engine light..steering wheel with ignition
1989 ford econoline 150 5.0 efi...put the key in,turn it, check engine light comes on, emergency brake warning light comes on, starter does not engage. apply pressure to steering wheel with ignition i… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
Subaru and Nissan factory training.
1,556 satisfied customers
1993 Ford econoline: 150 8 cyl..new starter..new battery ...one click
I have a 1993 Ford econoline 150 8 cyl 302 I just installed a new starter because I was getting just a click when trying to start . I also have a new battery . I am still getting just one click when t… read more
Fordanswerman
Fordanswerman
Ford Senior Master Technician retired
Associate Degree
2,912 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x